On one side of the pergola is a concrete birdbath with some plantings beneath. And because I like to have balance in my life, on the other side of the pergola is a sundial.
Which you can barely see in the picture -- it's to the left of the table. I saw it early on at Red Cedar Gardens this year and fell in love with it but it came with a hefty price tag and so . . . with the money I earned from teaching cooking classes I was able to squirrel away enough to buy it -- and home it came -- just before we left for England!!!
It's cement and it's heavy -- it's a triangle and even though this part of the garden is more shady than sunny -- it goes well here, methinks.
It counts none but the sunny hours! It has a great "face" and when we set it in place and I put the rod in to count those hours -- it was perfect -- it needed no adjustment!!! So, now there is time to tell in Linderhof's garden!
It has three faces and I'm sure there must be a story to this design but I do not know what it is but the faces . . .
A young girl -- is she a goddess of the garden?
A prince, perhaps -- her prince charming?
And the old man -- a green man? Whom we found so often in English gardens?
It's Outdoor Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer so join her and see what other outdoor treasures there are this Wednesday!